Something worn in this selfie exposed the killer.
Two best friends, one dead, the other guilty of murder.
A Canadian woman was found guilty of killing her friend after police discover the weapon used to perpetrate the crime.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, then 18, in March 2015.
Gargol was strangled to death with the same belt seen in this photo that Antoine was wearing just before the crime.
Antoine will be serving seven years for manslaughter.
Once they identified the victim as Gargol, the police sifted through her social-media accounts and came across a photo of Gargol and Antoine posted to Facebook six hours before Gargol’s body was found.
“It’s quite remarkable how the police developed this information,” the crown prosecutor Robin Ritter told the court.
Antoine initially tried to cover up the crime, but now says the pair were drunk and high on marijuana when they got into a heated argument. She is showing regret for her actions, and that’s why she got a lighter sentence.
“I will never forgive myself. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. I am very, very sorry… It shouldn’t have ever happened,” she said in a statement through her lawyer.
The victim’s aunt, Jennifer Gargol, told the court how the family was affected by the murder.
“Most days we can’t stop thinking about Brittney, what happened that night, what she must have felt fighting for her life,” she said. “You feel darkened in your own dark world … You robbed this world of someone who had a special gift.”